Providence Medical Center, a member of Prime Healthcare, released today that it has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ for Orthopedic SurgeryGastrointestinal Care and General Surgery (2 years in a row). Healthgrades, the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions to find the right doctor and the right hospital for the right care, evaluated nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions. *

Karen Orr, RN, MSN, MBA, CMSRN, Administrator of Providence Medical Center, credits the staff and physicians. “We are so proud of our staff and physicians. They provide excellent care with great compassion to people in our community,” she said. “This recognition highlights the quality of care all patients receive every day here at Providence—expert care, close to home.”

Providence was recognized with Excellence Awards for Orthopedic Surgery; Pulmonary Care; Gastrointestinal Care; General Surgery; Critical Care; and Patient Safety.

In addition, Providence Medical Center was recognized by Healthgrades for top 5% in the nation for Overall Pulmonary Services; General Surgery (2 Years in a row); Overall Gastrointestinal Services; Gastrointestinal Medical Treatment; and Patient Safety. Providence also received Five-Star recognition in Spinal Fusion (12 years in a row), Hip Fracture Treatment (2 years in a row); Treatment of Pneumonia (2 years in a row); Treatment of Heart Failure; Pacemaker Procedures; Treatment of GI Bleed; Treatment of Bowel Obstruction; Treatment of Pancreatitis (2 Years in a row); Gallbladder Removal Surgery (3 years in a row); Treatment of Sepsis (3 years in a row); and Treatment of Diabetic Emergencies.

The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally. This variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes. For example, from 2014-2016, if all hospitals as a group, performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5 stars as a group, on average 219,568 lives could potentially have been saved and 164,454 complications could potentially have been avoided.** A 5-star rating indicates that Providence’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.

Providence was also named Top 10% in the nation for Overall Orthopedic Services; Overall Pulmonary Services (2 years in a row); and Critical Care.

“Consumers place high value on information about hospital quality and use it to evaluate their choices for care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Hospitals that have achieved recognition for their quality outcomes prove their commitment to their patients and their community at large.”

The achievement is part of findings released today in the Healthgrades 2018 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals nationally, regionally and at the local level, and the impact that this variation may have on health outcomes.


*For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures, and evaluate outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 17 states. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected) and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected) categories. The complete Healthgrades 2018 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at

**Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2014 through 2016 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.